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 Post subject: Rip in sail sleeve
PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 4:06 pm 
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Location: Nova Scotia
Anyone have this problem? Rip in sail sleeve below strap that attaches float bob at top of mast. Been quoted about $50-$60 to have it repaired.

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 Post subject: Re: Rip in sail sleeve
PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 3:17 pm 
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Looks to me like perhaps your downhaul is pulled too tight. Also, I suggest you remove any downhaul tension on the sail when stored, otherwise, excessive downhaul tension could happen due to heat expansion of the mast/sail thus causing excessive stress in the area you've pointed out. Also, could be a manufacturing defect in that the mast bob attachments on the sail are too low on the sail; just a thought.


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 Post subject: Re: Rip in sail sleeve
PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 7:51 pm 
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Thanks for your ideas... I also suspect that some of my more spectacular wipeouts stressed the 'bob' attachment straps. In any case, back in business with the sail sleave repaired and a strip of sailcloth added to reinforce the straps. So, we'll see... Although I've been sea kayaking all winter, I got out for my first sail of the season today, and it was great. (Wet suit, big time - water 36 deg F. / 2 deg C.)


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